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Finnish trio Asphodelus have an ear for the epic. Their name alone implies a sense of grandeur—in Greek legend, asphodelus is a flower that covers the Elysian fields—that is further backed by the death/doom trio’s gothic tendencies heard on new album Stygian Dreams. Over eight tracks, Asphodelus weave mournful melodies through death metal riffs and screamed vocals. […]

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Primitive Origins is a column where we’ll look back at proto-metal and early metal that deserves a bit of your battered eardrum’s attention. We’re keeping it loose and easy here: there’s no strict guidelines other than it’s gotta be old, it helps if it’s obscure, and it’s gotta rock out surprisingly hard for its context. […]

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When thrash legends Vio-lence announced that they would reunite for one night only to play their influential Eternal Nightmare album in full at the Oakland Metro on April 13, the response was overwhelming, selling out in mere hours. Decibel spoke with guitarist Phil Demmel about the reunion, the possibility of more shows and new music, vocalist Sean Killian’s health and why former […]

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I’m guessing when Decibel readers hear the words “Thousand Lakes,” they probably think of the seminal early album by Amorphis, 1994’s Tales from the Thousand Lakes, but Midwesterners know that the great state of Minnesota is sometimes known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” This innocuous bit of trivia here carries weight because long-running […]

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We’ve tried to warn you. The 2019 edition Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly—featuring rare performances from Baroness, Triptykon, Enslaved (special Frost set), Obituary (special Cause of Death set), Deafheaven, Exhorder and tons more—is fast approaching. We have a lot more exciting announcements to share over the next three months, but here’s one you need […]

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Black/death miscreants Shabti formed during a cold winter over a decade ago, calling upon current and former members of Falls of Rauros, Panopticon’s live lineup, Woods of Ypres, Thrawsunblat and Obsidian Tongue to join the band’s ranks. The vicious songs on their new album, Trembling and Shorn, take the melodic and atmospheric tendencies of the […]

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American metalcore outfit All That Remains have been a staple band of the scene for the last two decades, helping to mold a new generation of extreme metal fans with seminal albums like 2006’s The Fall of Ideals (this writer included). When All That Remains successfully unleashed their ninth full-length, Victims of the New Disease, in November, its release was […]

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It’s official: Rotting Christ are Homeric! For a band that formed in 1987, had a profound influence on Nordic black metal and continues to innovate—to varying degrees of success—it’s a small wonder that Greek legends Rotting Christ are putting out some of their best material since Triarchy of the Lost Lovers (OK, Thy Mighty Contract […]

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Critical Defiance are from Chile, forming in 2013, but their sound could easily deceive. The Chilean heshers’ new album, Misconception, could have come out of the Bay Area in the ’80s in terms of songwriting, performance and production. Not to worry, though: Misconception is so chock full of high-speed riffing, frantic drumming, shouted vocals, mosh parts and guitar solos […]

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Peruvian-American thrashers Los Huaycos sound like they’re having a ton of fun on Savage Monstrosities, their Tankcrimes-bound new LP. Combining the lighthearted fun of skate punk with the intensity and bite of thrash metal, there’s a lot to like about songs like “Igual que Hoy” that combine high-energy punk tunes with a serious message. “‘Igual Que Hoy’ means […]

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